Simply Gourmet

Hello!  I am an active, mid 40's Mom and wife who loves to cook, take pictures, travel, quilt, run and play tennis.  

2017 Spring Break in Portland,OR-LINKS, IDEAS, and PICTURES

This year we have decided to stick around Oregon for our vacations. Our first stop was Portland, OR. This is a place that Cory and I have visited many times as a teenager and when we were a young married couple ....more

Veggie Puff Pastry Pockets

Did you know that Puff Pastry does not have any animal products in it? ...more

Pasta with Grilled Brussels Sprouts

I can't resist a bargain in the produce section. If something is on sale then I feel like this is the best way for me to save a little bit of money for my family. We love most veggies and these brussels sprouts screamed at me to take them home ....more

Pineapple, Mango, and Banana Smoothie

We have been making smoothies for years. ...more

Cipollini Onion Vegetarian Sandwich

This sandwich is my new favorite. Why I never added these little sweet/tart onions before I don't know. ...more

Black Quinoa Tamales #Plantbased

Who doesn't love tamales? Well, everyone at my house can't get enough of them when we make them. ...more

DIY Cornhusk Dolls

Last week we made these cute corn dollies. ...more

DIY Beeswax Candles #kidfriendly

Having kids is awesome. I get to do all the things I never did as a kid or young adult. This is our first time making candles and it was very easy ....more

Our Favorite Party Dips for Super Bowl Game Day

It would appear that my family likes dips. Through the years I have made quite a few. I have shared below the links to some of our favorites ....more